Vesna Mandic-Bozic

I can help you with issues such as anxiety and depression, work related issues, stress and acute stress reactions, chronic health conditions, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I have special interest in working with post-natal depression and adjustment issues.

My approach is integrative, relational, and humanistic. I believe that the most important aspect of successful psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. I aim to offer a compassionate, open and trusting environment to enable you to work on your difficulties and make progress in achieving a more lasting and enduring changes in your life.

I have over twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I worked in a range of primary and secondary NHS and private services. I am currently employed with NHS, Primary Care Service in London. I have experience of working with a range of emotional and mental health problems, including anxiety disorders depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and trauma.

I work with adult population, individuals, couples and groups. I offer short and long-term counselling with clients presenting wide variety of issues. I can work using structured models like CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or TA (Transactional Analysis) or more in-depth work informed by relational approaches.

Qualifications

  • 1998. Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London
  • 2005. BA Hons. In Person Centred Counselling, Middlesex University, London
  • 2008. Practitioner Certificate in CBT, Metanoia Institute
  • 2004. Certificate Course in Brief Work, Metanoia Institute
  • 2001. Supervision Certificate/ Diploma Course, Metanoia Institute

Consulting locations:

  • 17 Link Way, Ham, Richmond TW10 7QT

Service Provider recognised by:

  • AVIVA - AXA PPP - BUPA – CIGNA – EPB – Medisure - Norwich Union - PruHealth - SimplyHealth – Vitality - WPA

Sessional Fee:

  • £80.00 for a 50-minute session payable on the day (couples £120.00) this will be reviewed annually. Payments by BACS transfer, cheque or cash accepted.

Cancellation policy & missed appointments:

  • I need 48-hours’ notice. If you miss a session you will need to pay the full fee.
  • Your regular weekly session is always reserved for you, which means I can’t book anyone else into this time
  • Where possible I will offer you an alternative time in the same week.

Holidays

  • I will give you a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice of any planned holiday dates when I will be unavailable. I require (where possible) at least 2 weeks’ notice from you.

Counselling notes:

  • I keep short written notes on sessions, which are stored securely.

Ethics:

  • I abide by UKCP Code of Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct, a copy of which is available upon request.

Confidentiality:

  • I have professional and legal obligations to ensure that our sessions are confidential. Please see my privacy policy (attached) for more detail about how I deal with your information. In summary, our sessions are confidential with the following exceptions:
  • From time to time, I will discuss my work with my clinical supervisor. This is standard professional practice and helps me to work as well as I can with you. My supervisor is bound by the same professional and legal obligations as I am.
  • If I believe that you are at risk of harming yourself or others, I reserve the right to report this to the relevant organisation. I would always try and discuss this with you before taking action.
  • If it was necessary for the purposes of regulatory or legal proceedings or I was legally required to provide evidence.
  • I make short handwritten notes of our sessions, which are stored securely and destroyed in accordance with my retention policy.

Ending:

  • Where our work extends beyond eight weeks, I recommend that we have at least three weeks’ notice of ending to allow us a proper conclusion.

Alternative numbers that may be helpful

  • NHS Direct 0845 4647
  • NHS Emergency and Urgent Care Services: 111
  • Samaritans: 0845 790 9090
  • AA Helpline: 0845 769 7555
  • B-EAT: 0845 634 1414
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Visit www.nhs.uk and type suicide in search box. All arias have local mental health crisis lines where urgent help can be arranged